Gemma Shah

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Collaborative Counselling
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Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF
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About me

If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.

I see every person as a unique individual who has the right to be heard. I offer a space where I encourage you to talk freely without fear of judgment or reproach. Counselling is a collaborative effort where we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to better understand yourself and the struggles you are faced with. I have worked with adults and young people, suffering from a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, loss, low confidence/self-esteem, relationship issues, addiction, illness, separation/ divorce, trauma. I will do my best to work alongside you, with whatever you wish to bring to counselling.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Years in Practice

  • Training: Professional Counselling Level 4
  • Diploma: Diploma In Professional Counselling
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Year I Began Practice: 2019

Additional Credentials

Certificate: Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, NCFE 2013

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50- I hour session 
  • £35- 1 hour (reduced rate for students)
  • £30- 1 hour (reduced rate for counselling students)

I can offer a sliding scale, please get in contact to discuss rates. 

When I work

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Further information

I have worked with many adults and young people who come to me with symptoms of depression and anxiety. These seem to be the most common signs that signal something is wrong. I can help you understand these feelings and together we can workout how to create change so you can live a more meaningful life and feel better connected to yourself and others.

12-17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

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